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Christianity Without The Religion BLOG hosted by Brad Jersak.

Songs From Our Hearts Pt 3

(Psalm 42-43) Psalms 42 and 43 focus on discouragement and depression - addressing real issues of our lives and helping us find the solution.   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR347.mp3

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How Sorry Are We? – Greg Albrecht

A SIGN OF WEAKNESS? Were we to take our cues from Hollywood on the topic of being sorry, apologizing and seeking forgiveness, we might remember the message from a 1949 Western movie titled “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon” in which John Wayne’s character says, “Never apologize and never explain—it’s a sign of weakness.” Or, if we persist in consulting movie “wisdom,” we might remember the line, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry,” from the classic 1970 tale “Love Story.” With “apologies” to John Wayne, the gospel of Jesus ...

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Reflections along the Jesus Way

February 5, 2023 -Quote for the Day: “The gospel of Jesus Christ is not a ‘you do this and then I will do that’ message. The new covenant God offers to us is not a covenant of physical prosperity, but instead it is a covenant of adversity.  We are asked to consider the needs of others as equal to our own.”  Originally published in: Between Religious Rocks and Life’s Hard Places ------------------------------------- Help Us Help Others - Give Now

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“All Scripture is God-breathed…so that…” Brad Jersak

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for instruction, for conviction, for correction, and for training, so that the man of God may be complete, fully equipped for every good work. —2 Timothy 3:16-17 Perhaps the question we should be asking isn't, "Am I getting the Bible right?" but "What kind of life is our reading of the Bible producing." —Jared Byas, Love Matters More The first phrase of 2 Timothy 3:16, "All Scripture is God-breathed" or "inspired" is a wonderful truth. Unfortunately, Paul's assertion has primarily been used as a ...

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The Commands of God and the Traditions of Men – by Greg Albrecht

So the Pharisees and teachers of the law asked Jesus, "Why don't your disciples live according to the tradition of the elders instead of eating their food with defiled hands?" He replied, "Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written: "'These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.' You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions." —Mark 7:5-8 Dietrich Bonhoeffer, widely regarded as a 20th century martyr, put ...

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Join Us For Our Sunday Sermon

Greg
"Removing Religion from Christ-Centered Faith" Religion is like barnacles that attach themselves to a boat or ship. The barnacles on the boat of Christ-centered faith are not the boat, they are religious pills and prescriptions – religious ceremonies and creeds, dogmas and doctrines. Join us for our Sunday Sermon: https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/CWR677.mp3 Link to Christianity Without the Religion - Sunday

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Songs From Our Hearts Pt 2

(Psalm 25) As we read and study Psalm 25 we will discover more about what it means to trust in the Lord.   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR346.mp3

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Reflections Along the Jesus Way

February 2, 2023 - Quote for the Day “Love is the one-word definition of God.  God is love, he is not filled with wrath, therefore: God the Father was not looking for payback from God the Son at the cross There is no such thing as eternal conscious torment in hell God is not mad at you and me, and God does not expect us to do the impossible, which would be to earn and deserve his love.”   Originally published in: Letters to My Friends ------------------------------------- Help Us Help Others - Give Now

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Songs From Our Hearts Pt 1

(Psalm 1) In this first message in a seven-part series, we'll introduce this incredible, longest book of the Bible and the two ways of life it describes.   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR345.mp3  

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New Resource Page – Questions & Response

Plain Truth Ministries and Christianity Without the Religion have received hundreds of questions from readers like you over the years. We thought it might be helpful to bring many of these questions and their response together in one resource page Q & R - (Question & Response). If you have questions or just want to see what other people are asking about, check out our new resource page. Click here for Questions and Response PTM’s Question & Response feature addresses actual questions on various topics sent to us from all over the world. Greg ...

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Faith in Sinai or Faith in Jesus?

Jesus, the mediator of the new covenant, is the sure foundation, the Rock in whom and through whom we have faith.   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR341.mp3

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This Month at PTM – February 2023

One Day at a Time: Watch a short video and message on "One day at a time" by Ed Dunn as he updates us on the latest from Christianity Without the Religion and Plain Truth Ministries. https://vimeo.com/793083216

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Romans: Whose Righteousness? – Greg Albrecht

But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.—Romans 3:21-22 Gods’ grace confers the righteousness of God to us, through faith in Jesus. Conversely, the righteousness of religion must be earned by obedience to law. God’s grace is amazing—it doesn’t play by religious rules. • We humans would rather earn what we believe we deserve from God. We would rather gain righteousness, like the commercial says, ...

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Reflections Along the Jesus Way

January 31, 2023 - Quote for the Day “Grace is a multi-layered word.  Its many definitions add rich perspectives and significance to our lives.  Grace speaks of abundance and gratitude, of charm and inner beauty, of harmony, mercy and forgiveness.  We say grace before a meal.  A dance or figure skater is graceful.  When a dept is owed and a bill is due, grace periods are offered before penalties begin.  The world of music speaks of grace notes.”  Originally published in: Wonders of His Grace ----------------...

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Our Journey of Faith

As our series on faith continues, we continue to study from Hebrews 11 and consider seven critically important facets of faith.   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR340.mp3

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